If you are driving through Breezewood, Pennsylvania, it’s probably because you have to.
The off ramp from the Pennsylvania Turnpike to I-70 funnels you through a strip of truck stops, hotels and restaurants. If you have time, you might stop for a quick cup of coffee and a fill-up, but soon enough, you’ll be on your way out, never realizing that beyond this busy strip, Breezewood is a struggling rural area.
Breezewood doesn't have a library, city hall or even a grocery store, but people still live there.
There are many families who live in town or at the local trailer park, as well as more secluded families who live in the countryside. There's also a steady flow of transients passing through town.
Sadly, many of these people suffer from poverty, as well as something much worse: spiritual brokenness.
Some of these places, like Breezewood, have a small remnant of believers, yet even they are searching for full-time missionaries to lead them in ministry.
If we do not go to these struggling churches, who will?
Who will look past the neon lights and fast food signs of a truck stop town and see the great opportunity to reach so many with the gospel of Jesus Christ?
We need more men and women to take up the high calling and invest their lives in these rural places. Will you bring the gospel to a small town like Breezewood? Will you take up the call and share the love of Christ with those who have been ignored too long?
And we need partners who will help us provide the salary so that Breezewood has a dedicated, full-time missionary pastor. You will be making an investment that reaps eternal dividends!
To some, Breezewood, Pennsylvania might just be an inconvenient truck stop, but to God, it is a town of souls that need to hear the Good News!